• Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit for crimes against Rohingya0

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    • November 14, 2019

    AFP . Buenos Aires | Prothom Alo  Nov 14, 2019 Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis. Rohingya and Latin American human rights

  • The Importance of Gambia Invoking Genocide Convention Against Myanmar0

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    • November 14, 2019

    Viewpoint by Rene Wadlow, President, Association of World Citizens GENEVA (IDN) – The Government of Gambia on November 11, 2019 has brought to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague a complaint against the Government of Myanmar (formerly Burma) for violation of the 1948 Convention on Genocide concerning actions against the Rohingya. Under

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    • November 13, 2019

    DAWN.COM In conversations surrounding the ‘forced conversions’ of Hindu girls, the voices of the girls are missing Naeem Sahoutara | Ali Ousat  Nov 10, 2019 ‘Forced conversions’ of young girls is an emotive issue within the Hindu community of Sindh. Those accused claim that ‘young love’ is being misrepresented by the community, the media and activists. But

  • Sri Lanka steps up security for final vote rallies0

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    • November 13, 2019

    13 Nov 2019 COLOMBO: Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Nov 13) over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the fiercely contested presidential election, officials said. Elite police commandos reinforced police as the two frontrunners in Saturday’s vote Sajith Premadasa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa held rival rallies in and around

  • China Can Use Bangladesh’s Largest Seaports, PM Hasina Says0

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    • November 13, 2019

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury Dhaka    2019-11-13   Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivers a speech at parliament in Dhaka, Nov. 13, 2019.Focus Bangla  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told lawmakers Wednesday that China could use Bangladesh’s two largest seaports, in a move praised by analysts, weeks after Dhaka signed an agreement with Beijing’s regional rival, India, for access

  • Ayodhya title dispute: Muslim view of the verdict0

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    • November 13, 2019

    The Indian Supreme Court has delivered its verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute bringing curtains down on a conflict that has lasted for 165 years NOV 9, 2019 South Asia Monitor The Indian Supreme Court has delivered its verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute bringing curtains down on a conflict that has lasted for 165


  • Muslim causes vs national interest: Muslim nations make risky bets0

    By James M. Dorsey 18 July 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify,Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, and Patreon, Podbeanand Castbox. Saudi attitudes towards the plight of thousands of illegal Rohingya in the kingdom fleeing persecution in Myanmar and squalid Bangladeshi refugee camps help explain Saudi support for China’s brutal clampdown on Turkic Muslims in its troubled, north-western province

  • Many More Than Just Maritime Powder Kegs in the Gulf0

    by James M. Dorsey 18 July 2019 A recent interview in which Baloch National Movement chairman Khalil Baloch legitimised recent militant attacks on Iranian, Chinese and Pakistani targets is remarkable less for what he said and more for the fact that his remarks were published by a Saudi newspaper. Speaking to Riyadh Daily, the English

  • President Ershad : Remembering a departed soul0

    by Dr. Rajkumar Singh 17 July 2019 Contributions of President Ershad (1930-2019) who died on 14 April are taller than his size and preservable in the history of Bangladesh. He lacked political background but seized power as head of the army during a bloodless coup against President Abdus Sattar in 24 April 1982 by imposing martial law and suspending the Constitution. He


    F R Chowdhury 17 July 2019 CWC19 (Cricket World Cup-2019) started with a match between the host nation England and South Africa in the Oval on 30th May. 2019. The opening ceremony took place in front of the Buckingham Palace the day before the first game. After the opening ceremony HM The Queen met the

  • How the Kulbhushan Jadhav ICJ verdict could change India-Pakistan relations forever0

    Even a soft verdict could inflame India-Pakistan tensions by aggrieving hardliners on both sides. 17-07-2019 MICHAEL KUGELMAN@michaelkugelman Just when India-Pakistan tensions appeared to be easing a bit after a successful round of talks on the Kartarpur Corridor and Islamabad’s decision to reopen its airspace for Indian aircraft — the relationship is poised to suffer another blow. The

  • Increased scandalization: Pakistan political scandals0

    by Fawad Kaiser 16 July 2019 With regard to types of scandals, offences related to economic affairs and personal behaviour scandals are the most prominent scandal types. Legislation, which influence what is defined as scandalous, may thus differ radically between South Asian countries that, in most areas, are regarded as relatively similar. The scandals in

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  • Not Only in Ladakh, India Losing Ground in Bangladesh Too

    by Taj Hashmi 18 June 2020 We know things are not going well in regards to India’s relationship with China. On 5th/6th May, China captured around sixty square kilometre of Indian territory in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, which is strategically important to all the three countries in the region, China, India, and Pakistan. On 14th/15th

  • Fear of the unknown: Hysteria in Bangladesh

    by Ajmal Sobhan 17 June 2020 When Minhaz Khan passed away three weeks back in Dhaka, he had been terminally ill for a few years. With advanced Parkinson’s disease, he had been living under the care of a live-in nurse in his own home. He was dependent on the nurse for feeding, bodily functions, and

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